April 21, 2015
Obituaries

Heather Lynn Turner
A Celebration of Life services for Heather Lynn Turner, 27, of Cornelia, was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, from the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Pugh, t...
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Terry E. ‘Bubba’ Brand
Terry E. “Bubba” Brand, 60, of Cornelia, died Feb. 23, 2015. No formal services are planned at this time. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home and Habersham Crematory, Cornelia.
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Helen Louise Palmer Gezendorf
No services were held for Helen Louise Palmer Gezendorf, 86, of New Lenox, Illinois. Louise died at home Jan. 3, 2015, after suffering a stroke. Born Sept. 3, 1928, in Clarkesville, she was the dau...
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Charles James ‘C.J.’ Ellison
Funeral services for Charles James “C.J.” Ellison, 94, of Clarkesville, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Furman Lewis, the Rev. ...
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Ruth Dill Alexander
Ruth Dill Alexander, 86, of Mt. Airy, died Feb. 20, 2015. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 23, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Thelma Chambers Brewer
Thelma Chambers Brewer, 97, of Lula, died Feb. 20, 2015. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 23, at chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Esperanza Campos Tovar
Esperanza Campos Tovar, 84, of Alto, died Feb. 18, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Feb. 20, at St. Mark Catholic Church, Clarkesville. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, ...
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Harold Jesse Roberts
Harold Jesse Roberts, 82, of Baldwin, formerly of Hall County, died Feb. 15, 2015. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Henry Howard Clark
Henry Howard Clark, 74, of Cornelia, died Feb. 8, 2015. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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William Earl Lovell
Funeral services for William Earl Lovell, 77, of Cleveland, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Union Grove Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Hugh Skelton and the Rev. Mike Franklin...
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Hazel Jeanette Wright Hogan
Memorial services for Hazel Jeanette Wright Hogan, 80, of Cornelia, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia. Mrs. Hogan died Feb. 14, ...
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Evelyn Caudell Willoughby
Funeral services for Evelyn Caudell Willoughby, 76, of Homer, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Damascus Baptist Church, Homer, with the Rev. Roy Rogers officiating. Burial followed in the ch...
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Henry Howard Clark
Henry Howard Clark, 74, of Cornelia, died Feb. 8, 2015. Memorial services will be held at a later date. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home and Habersham Crematory, Cornelia.
Feb 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ellora L. Montgomery
A memorial service for Ellora L. Montgomery, 77, formerly of Cornelia and Atlanta, last residing in McCormick, South Carolina, is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Chamblee First United Meth...
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George Arthur Funk
Funeral services for George Arthur Funk, 72, a lifelong resident of Mt. Airy, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Hillside Gardens Cemetery, with ...
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Sarah T. Williams
Funeral services for Sarah Taylor Williams, 75, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Feb. 13, 2015, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Dr. Craig Ward, the Rev. Tommy Stowe and the Rev. J...
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Billy Joe Clark
Billy Joe Clark, 72, of Mt. Airy, died Feb. 10, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 14, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Elsie Paula Simmons
Services for Elsie Paula Simmons, 94, of Clarkesville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Edgewood Memorial Park Cemetery, Glen Mills (Delaware County), Pennsylvania, where she will be...
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James Harlen Wilson
Funeral services for James Harlen Wilson, 80, of Alto, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Feb. 11, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Ricky Elrod and the Rev. Loyd Martin ...
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Carolyn Francis Tuten
Funeral services for Carolyn Francis Tuten, 78, of Atlanta, will be held in the chapel of McAfee Funeral Home at noon today, Feb. 11, with the Rev. Steve Sexton officiating. Mrs. Tuten went home to...
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Martin Wilbanks
Funeral services for Martin Estees Wilbanks, 97, of Toccoa, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Talmadge Chandler and the...
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Lorraine Frye Shirley
Graveside services for Lorraine Frye Shirley, 86, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Frye Family Cemetery in Turnerville with the Rev. Austin Ivester officiating. The...
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Donald Lee Southerland
Memorial services for Donald Lee Southerland, 78, of Kennesaw, will be held at a later date. Mr. Southerland died Feb. 8, 2015. He was born in Habersham County. Mr. Southerland served four years in...
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Egg whites key to making meringue delights
I know I’ve already given y’all a Valentine’s Day recipe; however, this one is just too good to pass up and wait for another time. It’s really an anytime recipe, but it just seemed to fit so perfec...
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Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Clarence Blackwelder Irwin Jr.
Graveside services for Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Clarence Blackwelder Irwin Jr., 95, of Clarkesville, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 11, at Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Tucker, with Dr. Phil DeMore of...
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Carol Edward Justice
Carol Edward Justice, 68, of Toccoa, died Feb. 4, 2015. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Henry H. Clark
Henry H. Clark, 74, of Mt. Airy, died Feb. 8, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funer...
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Susie Thompson Poole
Funeral services for Susie Thompson Poole, 82, of Cornelia, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Brian James officiating. Burial follo...
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William Carlous Junior Chastain
A graveside service for William Carlous Junior Chastain, 61, of Clarkesville, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Boyd’s Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Bryson officiating. Mr. Chastain die...
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Irene Lovell Blalock
Funeral services for Irene Lovell Blalock, 92, of Tiger, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Tiger Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Hunnicutt and the Rev. Johnny Wright officiating. Burial follo...
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Nettie Sellers
Funeral services for Nettie Sellers Higdon, 94, of Davenport, Florida, are scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Feb. 6, at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Auburndale, Florida. She died Feb. 3, 2015, due to natur...
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Col. Cecil E. Moore
Memorial services for Col. Cecil E. Moore, 94, will be held Saturday, Feb. 7. Visitation is scheduled for 10:30-11:30 a.m., with services beginning shortly thereafter at Hillside Memorial Chapel in...
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William Lewis Oliver Jr.
William Lewis Oliver Jr., 84, of Clarkesville, died Feb. 4, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 6, at Cairo United Methodist Church Social Hall, Cairo. A second memorial se...
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Vicki A. Gunter
Funeral services for Vicki A. Gunter, 61, of Clarkesville, formerly of Lawrenceville, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Prospect United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville. She died Tuesday, Feb...
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Hoyt Neely
Funeral services for Hoyt Neely, 90, of Cornelia, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest. Burial followed in Yonah Memorial Gardens. Mr. Neely died S...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Curtis Odell Savage
Funeral services for Curtis Odell Savage, 81, of Westminster, South Carolina, formerly of Cornelia, were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home, Cleveland, wit...
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Jimmy Sebastian Tackett
Funeral services for Jimmy Sebastian Tackett, 19, of Alto, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 4, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Chad Parker, the Rev. Michael ...
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Martha Lynn Brinson
Graveside services for Martha Lynn Brinson, 84, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Magnolia Cemetery, Waynesboro. Mrs. Brinson went home to be with the Lord after an extended illness, Thursday...
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Kathleen Mathis Bellamy
Funeral services for Kathleen Mathis Bellamy, 88, of Baldwin, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Baldwin Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mark Thomas, the Rev. Mike Campbell and David Sanders off...
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E. Terry Holloway
A memorial service for E. Terry Holloway, 72, of Clarkesville, will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Clarkesville, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. A reception will be held immediately following t...
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